Recession occurs, which group is the first to go?

IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
May 15 13 Comments

Comment if I didn't list your choice.

I'm leaning towards the young and overpaid

Young means new to the company (ie new grads and thus "young")

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TOP 13 Comments
  • eBay eyxitsjtj
    Expensive ones irrespective of age.
    May 15 1
    • New / Mgmt Riverbed
      True, I’ve seen this a lot.
      May 15
  • Apple
    EyePhoneX

    Apple

    PRE
    BT
    EyePhoneXmore
    Lifers tend to go. Company loyalty is hardly ever rewarded
    May 16 0
  • Facebook / Design
    Danziggy

    Facebook Design

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    AppDirect, Salesforce, Amazon, Microsoft, SugarSync
    Danziggymore
    The young and overpaid will be assumed to be hungry to keep their jobs and will be given even more responsibility. I'm defining young as newer to the company. In 2008, middle managers were fired, recruiters were fired, marketers were fired, experimental teams were fired... More than I can list were fired as companies looked for people that would do more work for less pay.
    May 15 0
  • Amazon ehuuS
    Engineers actually produce value. Managers, PMs, recruiters, marketing are getting cut before engineers
    May 15 0
  • Uber bobaboi
    Remote deadwood recruiters with >5 years tenure
    May 15 0
  • Workday / Product Mav😎
    Meeting organizers.
    May 15 0
  • Airbnb avqx65
    This is such a dumb poll lmao... determining if someone is overpaid is the most subjective thing ever. You might as well ask if good workers are fired first or bad workers
    May 15 1
    • Amazon / Eng scoops34
      Overpaid = paid high for your level's payband, irrespective of high vs. low performing.
      That's how it worked in 2007.
      May 22
  • I’ve seen several layoffs and been impacted by one.

    The expensive people were disproportionately represented.
    May 16 0
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Old ppl
    May 15 0
  • SigFig IOU123
    This survey is poorly worded.
    May 16 0
  • Hertz !XXX!
    Old & all overpaid
    May 16 0

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